February 3, 2013

Old words, phrases change often


Every time I walked into the house with my muddy shoes (which was often), my mother would meet me at the door and say, “Halt in your tracks, young man.” If I told my mother a task seemed too hard to complete, her favorite response was, “Can’t never did.” If I used the word “hey,” she would respond, “Hey (hay) is for horses.”

You’ve no doubt seen that commercial on TV that recalls what your mother said when you told a fib: “Liar, liar pants on fire!”

Best of all was my mom’s answer when she found me eating too much candy: “You’ll get sick and die, and then you’ll be sorry.”

Have a groovy day and please, drive carefully.

Gordie Little was for many years a well-known radio personality in the North Country and now hosts the “Our Little Corner” television program for Home Town Cable. Anyone with comments for him may send them to the newspaper or email him at




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